Easwaran’s ton, Panchal’s 96, Bharat A’s 308/4. carried on

Abhimanyu Easwaran scored a solid century but captain Priyank Panchal missed out on just four runs as India A posted 308 for four against South Africa A before bad light hit the opening stump in the third day’s play in the first unofficial Test here. forced.

The 26-year-old Easwaran scored 103 runs in 209 balls and hit 16 boundaries during his stay in the middle. Just after reaching three-figure, he was dismissed by fast-medium bowler Lutho Sipmala.

Panchal scored 96 off left-arm spinner George Linde. The India A captain hit the fence 14 times during his 171-ball knock at the Mangang Oval on Thursday.

South Africa A started the day for 125 in reply to a huge core of 509 for seven in the first innings as the Indians put on 142 runs for the second wicket with the pair of Panchal and Easwaran.

Prithvi Shah played a quick innings of 48 runs in 45 balls on the third evening.

Trying to regain his place in the Indian Test squad after missing out on selection for the ongoing two-match series against New Zealand, Hanuma Vihari however was dismissed for 25 off 53 balls before becoming Linde’s second victim of the day. Have become. ,

Baba Aparajith and wicketkeeper Upendra Yadav were batting on 19 and 5 respectively when there were about 30 overs left to be bowled in the day.

Despite big innings from Easwaran and Panchal, the visitors trailed South Africa by 201 runs at the end of the game.

Sipmala and Linde were the South African bowlers who achieved success, taking two wickets each.

Brief Scores:

South Africa A: 509 for 7 declared in 135.3 overs (Peter Malan 163, Tony de Zorzi 117; Navdeep Sen 2/67, Arjan Nagwaswala 2/75).

India A: 308 for 4 in 93.1 overs (Abhimanyu Easwaran 103, Priyank Panchal 96, Prithvi Shaw 48).


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